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Police News UP-TO-DATE  Today, April 22, 2008

7:24 am A caller from West Main Street reported that a man pushed a woman into a vehicle...

3:07 pm A caller reported that mailboxes on Ash Street were sealed shut with super glue..

7:08 pm A caller complained about dirt bikes operating on Winter Street...

4:18 pm A caller complained about skate boarders...

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Bearing Gifts

April 22, 2008 — Dimitri Kyriakides, left, son of Stylianos Kyriakides, the 1946 winner of the Boston Marathon who represented Greece (Statue at Weston Nurseries), translates for Spyros Zagaris, Mayor of Marathon Greece, who has presented a book featuring the history of Marathon to Chief of Police Thomas Irvin.

Flame Transferred to Permanent Home

April 22, 2008 — Spyros Zagaris, Mayor of Marathon, Greece transfers the Flame of the Marathon Run, which was lit last November for the first time at the tomb of the warriors in Marathon, Greece, to a permanent Hopkinton home in front of Police Headquarters, where video feeds surround the building.

President of HAA to Represent Flame to Major US cities

Tim Kilduff expands role

April 22, 2008 — At an emotional ceremony today at the Police Headquarters, President of the HAA (Hopkinton athletic Association) Timothy Kilduff, pushing back tears, accepted a laurel wreath from Spyridon Zagaris, the Mayor of Marathon Greece as appreciation for his work in bringing a Sister City relationship between his town and Hopkinton.

       "Tim Kilduff was present at the initial start of the flame in Marathon, Greece on November 3, 2007," said Mayor Zagaris, speaking through Dimitri Kyriakides.

       "He believes in the same ideals we do in Marathon.

       "We believe Tim Kilduff is the right man to represent Marathon (Greece) in the United States, and he will be contacting all of the major cities of the country," he said.

       "We believe and hope Marathon will be the center of peace and hope. Hopkinton will join us in bringing peace, love and brotherhood throughout the world."     

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First Out of the Gate

April 22, 2008 — Republican candidate for Selectman, Planning Vice-chair RJ Dourney, was the first to show his signs today, which appeared to sprout right after the Marathon.

Con Artists Turn to Electronic Scams


by Elizabeth Eidlitz

April 21, 2008 — If you use email, friends have probably forwarded you chain letters about easy moneymaking opportunities, compassionate concerns, dangers to your health or to your computer's, or even dramatic implications of scientifically credible reports.

 We read, for instance, that on the night of December 22, 1999, when the full moon, the lunar perigee and the winter
solstice coincided for the first time in 133 years, the moon would appear 14% larger given its proximity to the earth, and sunlight striking the moon would be 7% stronger than in summer.

How many of us believed the benign hoax--- part fact, part hyperbole-- that we could drive without headlights and turn off distracting Christmas decorations that celebrate Thomas Edison more than the Christ Child?

Since then, how many of us forwarded a message to test a Microsoft/AOL email tracking system, the only requirement for receiving cash rewards from Bill Gates?

Or threw out the artificial sweetener aspartame because allegedly it has been proved responsible for an epidemic of cancer, brain tumors, and multiple sclerosis?

Did you refuse to open an emailed postcard from a family member, having been warned that it camouflaged a deadly computer virus?

Did you respond to an appeal on behalf of a seven-year-old, dying from lung cancer caused by secondhand smoke, by forwarding her poem, "Slow Dance," (actually written by an adult child psychologist) so that the American Cancer Society would donate three cents per name to her treatment and recovery plan?

Did you check the ACS website to see if it would really contribute money?

Probably not. READ FULL STORY

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Sponsored by the Hopkinton Police and the beFREE Coalition

Be Safe Question of the Day


Q. Adults would have to consume twice as many drinks to suffer the same damage as adolescents? True or False?

Check back Wednesday morning for the answer.

* From the Hopkinton Youth Risk Behavior Survey

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They ALL Started Here

A Look From the Start in Hopkinton, Mass

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Above, in Hopkinton at the Start line, Ethiopian Dire Tune, who would cross first in the Women's Division, and Kenyan Robert Cheruiyot, who went on to Boston to win the Mens' Division of the 112th B.A.A. Boston Marathon, his fourth since 2003.


Below left, crowd favorite Lance Armstrong, winner of the 2005 Tour de France, and Ernst Van Dyk, winner of the Mens' Wheelchair Division. Photo by Ben Lewis.


Below, U.S. Senator John Kerry from Massachusetts fires the starter's pistol.

Below, Hopkinton favorites, father/son team of Dick and Rick Hoyt on their way to Boston.

The Boston Marathon from the Start

in Hopkinton, Massachusetts


April 21, 2008 — See video from Hopkinton, Massachusetts at the Start of the Boston Marathon. Eric Montville on camera. (Large photo gallery to come soon.)

Real Estate Transactions for Hopkinton, Massachusetts

Compiled by Eric Montville for,  April 21, 2008






73 Winter Street Thomas E. Perna & Danielle $137,500 Apr. 18, 2008 Janice A. Smith & Janice A. Burleigh
17 East Street Joseph A Calo, Jr. $359,900 Apr. 18, 2008 John Michael Ferguson & Mary Carman
3 Alexander Road Zachariah T. Thomas & Smitha S. Ambraham $483,000 Apr. 16, 2008 Paul Pedevillano
32 Greenwood Road Kenneth J. Gasparoni $820,000 Apr. 16, 2008 Jeffrey Fleischman & Rachel Fleischman
19 Forest Lane Robert J. McGreary $365,000 Apr. 16, 2008 Patricia A. Doherty & James L. Doherty
102 Spring Street Gerard J. Levins $532,500 Apr. 15, 2008 David Geishecker & Caroline Geishecker
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18 Longwood Drive Thomas Panetta & Doris B. Panetta $555,000 Apr. 11, 2008 Robert P. Skribiski & Elizabeth J. Skribiski
42 Sanctuary Lane Richard P. Winshman $460,075 Apr. 11, 2008 Weston Development Group Inc.

See Full List back to February 1,  2007

Link above is renewed each week

Veterans Honored

Above, from left, Veterans Pat Lynch, John Boelsen, Ray Fair, Burt Shaw, and Ray Drawe.

April 20, 2008 — The Hopkinton Marathon Committee honored the five veterans above, representing three wars, World War II, Korea , and Vietnam at the VIP area today. Pat Lynch, left, will fire the gun for the second wave in memory of his late wife, Rosemary, who was a member Emeritus and a founding member of the Hopkinton Marathon Committee.

Video from the Common today:

Massachusetts Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) to lend a hand at this year’s Boston Marathon

This year’s Boston Marathon will have some new faces at the finish line.  The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) will provide the race organization (Boston Athletic Association) with an additional team of trained medical and support personnel to assist in providing comprehensive medical coverage for the race.

The MRC volunteer group for the Boston Marathon is drawn from throughout Massachusetts.  It is comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, emergency medical technicians, respiratory therapists, mental health specialists and administrative personnel.

The MRC is sponsored by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and is a partner with Citizen Corps in bringing together local health care personnel with citizen volunteers to create community-based units.  MRC units are trained and prepared to respond as a team to emergencies in their communities.  They may also be deployed to other areas.  The members also provide education, outreach, and various health services to their community throughout the year.

This year the MRC will be providing medical and administrative support at the finish area on race day in conjunction with other local, state and federal agencies.   The MRC benefits in several ways from this arrangement:

*       The B.A.A. will allow the MRC to further its mission to provide public service to its constituent communities;
*       The MRC is able to train with other emergency service agencies providing quality care of individuals;
*       Large scale medical exercises, such as the Marathon, provide an excellent opportunity for the MRC to practice a cooperative response in the event of a true emergency;
*       Use of state of the art devices and equipment enable the MRC volunteers to gain an understanding of how these devices will function during crises; and,
*       MRC volunteers will gain specialized medical knowledge as they participate in medical education seminars and specific training for triage of runners.

According to Medical Reserve Corps literature, the Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) system was founded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shortly after September 11, 2001.  MRC’s operate in cities and towns in conjunction with the Board of Health.  Medical and non-medical individuals are encouraged to contact their local Board of Health for additional information regarding their MRC organization, refer to the Massachusetts MRC website: or Lisa Jackson File photo), MA Region 4A MRC Coordinator: .

Scouts Tea with Greek Marathoners

April 20, 2008 — Hopkinton Girl Scouts had a Tea Reception with Greek Marathoners and luminaries on Friday at Weston Nurseries. Scouts attending were from troops 3789, 3806, 2248, 2245, and 2219. There were 30 scouts attending the event. Scouts ranged in level from Daisy to Senior.

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Flame of the Marathon Run ~ The Video